Natalie Morrissey, MPH, MS
Natalie Morrissey is a Public Health Research Analyst for 2M Research. She earned a Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and a Master of Science in Applied Anthropology from University of North Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is Certified in Public Health (CPH).
Ms. Morrissey is skilled in designing and conducting program evaluation. Her experience includes an evaluation of an organizational-level breast cancer screening intervention in rural North Texas; evaluation of the food environment and availabilities in North Texas; evaluation of strategies and best practices for sodium reduction in school meals; evaluation of food security in low-income populations; and implementation and evaluation of school based dietary curricula. Ms. Morrissey played a key role in coordinating, facilitating, and conducting site visits and in-person interviews in each of these evaluations.
Ms. Morrissey is an experienced qualitative interviewer, having collected more than 30 in-depth interviews for 2M’s evaluation of the Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals, a project with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service. She is skilled in survey research including the development, pilot testing, and implementation of data collection procedures and instruments, as well as qualitative data analysis with proficiency in NVivo. A focus of Ms. Morrissey’s experience is working with underserved populations, including racial/ethnic minorities, and rural, uninsured, low-income, and food insecure populations. She is also a trained ethnographer, culturally competent among diverse populations.